EFF 2019 Schedule
All screenings will be held in the Canton Theatre
171 E Main St, Canton, GA 30114
Thursday, May 23 - Student Night
6pm-8pm: High School Shorts
A lovely mix of Georgia High School Shorts hosted by the Cherokee Office of Economic Development with a special talk by Sophia Watson.
Building a PC
Hunt for the Easter Rabbit
8pm-10pm: College Shorts
An inspiring selection of local and international college shorts followed by a panel on “What to do After Film School” hosted by Clayton State FIlm and Digital Media Center and RoleCall.co.
Skin Walkers - Philip Spratt
Alfaião - Andre Almieda Rodriguez
Sister - Stephanie Salyer
The Last Letter - Johnny Phillips
The Milkman - Giovanni Sabbagh
iRony - Radheya Jegatheva
A Pair of Horns on a Female Homo Sapiens - Saleh Kashefi
Worryex - Daniel Bennetzen
Commotion - Bryan Wynn Sutton
Friday, May 24 - Opening Night
6pm-8:30pm: Special Q&A Selections
We’re kicking off the main festival with four diverse, entertaining, and local short films followed by lengthy filmmaker Q&A’s and an opportunity to meet the cast and crews.
Peggy - Justin Miller
Andrew’s Letter - Sidarth Kantamneni
#SLUT - Sophia Watson
Dandelions - Yardline Films
Panel: Filmmaking in Georgia
8:30pm: Filmmaker Reception & Special Screening for Sponsors and All Access Pass Holders
It’s Christmas in May with Canton’s own “Charlie’s Christmas Wish” preceded by the delightful short, “Opera of the Bells.”
Opera of the Bells - Marco Latour
Charlie’s Christmas Wish - Sue Ann Taylor
Saturday, May 25
10:00am-11:30am: Hegel’s Angel - Simone Rapisarda Casanova
A poetic, head-scratching, meditation on what it really means to be Haitian. This one is for the arthouse lovers. Be warned, this one contains some graphic imagery.
11:30am-1:30pm: GA Shorts
Five Georgia shorts, all of which contain themes of identity and loss, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. The stories behind the films are as interesting as the films themselves.
Persephone - Levi Erik
Job - Jennifer Keister
15 Minutes - Will Bearyman
All of Something - Josh Jacobs
Son - Teresa Steppe
2:00pm-4pm: Environmental Subject
Three intense and informative documentaries about water preservation followed by a conversation about the importance of local water sources with Jane Graves, President of the Board of the Upper Etowah River Alliance.
To Love a Human - Dale Frohman
Vital Liquido - Zach Zimmerman
Sustainable Nation - Asaf Yecheskel
4:15pm-6:15pm: Special Q&A Selection: Documentary
A short Atlanta documentary with a philosophical eye towards improving the community meets a feature Southeast doc about a former dog breeder who has dedicated his life to saving pitbulls. Watch the films, meet the filmmakers, bring a tissue.
PATH! - Zak Norton
Mercy’s Kennel - Tracy Bishop
7:00pm-8:15pm: Comedy Shorts
A cross-country tour of big laughs in short packages, including two Atlanta films and two hilarious shorts that look at New York from male and female perspectives.
Sac de Merde - Arielle Haller-Silverstone
Brookylino - Johnny Ventimiglia
Queen for a Day - Savannah Rodgers
First - Miles Triplett
HGBG - Grahamm Edwards
8:30pm-10pm: Late Night Fun
One is a local thriller short from a Canton Theatre regular and the other is an Italian werewolf drama for all the “Supernatural” and “Grimm” fans out there. What could be a better way to spend your Saturday night?
Unus - Gisette Valentine
The Land of the Wolf - Alessandro Ricardi
After Party @ Reformation Brewery
141 Railroad St Suite 500, Canton, GA 30114
Sunday, May 26
9:30am-10:30am: Catered Brunch @ Reformation Brewery for Filmmakers, Sponsors, and All-Access Pass Holders
141 Railroad St Suite 500, Canton, GA 30114
10:45am-12:15pm: Infrastructure Docs
If you thought electricity and public television weren’t fodder for amazing documentaries, you haven’t seen these.
The Illuminators - Anti Haase
An Influence for Good - Matt Cikovic
12:30pm-2:30pm: Local Crime
Two can’t-miss gritty local crime movies that blend French New Wave style with Atlanta swagger, followed by a filmmaker Q&A.
Spin the Bottle - Camilo Diaz
Stories of a Madman - Jacob Viness
2:45pm-4:45pm: Selected Docs
Georgia State’s Center for Leadership in Disability presents three exemplary documentaries that touch on the hard conditions of a Perma gold mine, the challenges of a mayoral race in England, and the lingering devastation that regular suicide attempts at a Wisconsin bridge have on the community and those who have survived the jump.
Nobody Dies Here - Simon Panay
The Mayor’s Race - Loraine Blumenthal
Hoan Alone: Personal Stories from the Bridge - Aaron Johnson
5:00pm-6:45pm: Selected Shorts
A cinematic world tour through the eyes of four of the most distinct filmmakers you’ll come across.
Bailora - Rubin Stein
Old Town - Jack Beck
Mousse - John Hellberg
Raheel - Ayat Asadi Rahbar
Host: The Honorable Gene Hobgood, City of Canton Mayor